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Old 12-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to buy my frist board, boots and bindings. I finally chose my board (it will be the K2 Raygun 150cm).

But now, I have issue looking for boots. I am a 24 years old men (130lbs) and I can't find SZ 6 boots. I was told not to buy kids/youth boots but since I am not that heavy I was wondering if it will really make a difference.

Is there a big difference between kids/youth boots and mens boots? Is a SZ 6 kids the same as a SZ 6 for men ?


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Old 12-05-2010, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I were you I'd buy a pair of Celcius Cloud 9...they're a womens boot but really its just the mens Cirrus in a smaller size. Before they started calling it the Cloud 9 they only offered it as a Unisex boot in a larger size range starting at a men's 5.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Buying women boots is not a bad idea, as long as they are not girly. I will look around and go back to different store to see what they have.

But any idea if buying youth boots is stupid or not ?

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womens boots have lower backs tho dont they so the mens bindings might feel a little funny i think
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I have no idea since I am buying my first equipment but it might be possible.

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Children's boots are made VERY cheaply (crap insulation, for example) and are the softest boots on the market. Unless you are riding rails all day every day, they will be about as responsive as a boot constructed from wet spaghetti noodles.

Salomon sells the smallest women's boots I could find. Perhaps they sell small men's boots as well. Otherwise, go with a stiff women's boot.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I will go to a shop tomorrow and try different Women's boots. Hopefully I will find something.

Thanks for your help guys,
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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womens boots have lower backs tho dont they so the mens bindings might feel a little funny i think
And youth booots wouldn't? And if they guy is a size 6 would it really matter.

I would suspect youth boots would be on the lower end of the quality scale while a good women's boot, such as the one I mentioned above, is equally comparable.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've just tried some women boots size 7 and 8. The size 7 was definitely too tight for me but hte size 8 fit me perfectly. The size 8 were K2 (Women's Scene I believe) boots which was not too bad but still girly (for me).'

I guess I will look around for size 8 women boots and for the bindings a size M should do it but depends on the brand.


Any good (all-mountain) women boot you would recommend ?

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bindings are for sure not unisex anymore
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